White Rose at the Bodleian!

We are delighted to announce that there will be a display on the White Rose resistance leaflets at the Bodleian from May to July 2019. The display will be in the Proscholium and will be free and open to all. For more details, see the Bodleian’s website. The student translators will be involved in preparing…

The White Rose Project in the German Press

An article about the Oxford White Rose Project appeared today in Die Tagespost, a Catholic weekly newspaper in Germany. Alex Lloyd introduces the project and why it is so important: Tagesposting: Die “Weiße Rose” in Oxford – Das „White Rose Project“ verbindet Übersetzungsübungen mit wissenschaftlichen Fragestellungen und einem Ausstellungskonzept, um die “Weiße Rose” einem englischsprachigen…

The Oxford Polyglot

Recently, the White Rose Project featured in the second issue of the Oxford Polyglot – the  University of Oxford’s Modern Languages Faculty e-newsletter. This is a quarterly issue which includes articles on the wide range of research and teaching activities within the faculty and beyond. You can read the article here. The story of the…

Exhibition: The White Rose — Reading, Writing, Resistance

A full exhibition catalogue will be published in print and online, alongside a new translation of the White Rose leaflets, in an edition of the Taylorian Treasures series in June 2019. In the meantime, here is a brief overview of the exhibition. There is a good deal more to be said about the White Rose…

White Rose Project Launch

On Friday 12 October around fifty students, academics, teachers, and members of the public gathered at the Taylor Institution Library for the launch of the White Rose Project. Dr Alex Lloyd (University of Oxford) began by introducing the project and then guests had the opportunity to view the exhibition ‘The White Rose: Reading, Writing, Resistance’ in…

Introducing our Translators

In July 2018 we issued a call for translators, inviting students at the University of Oxford to apply for a place on the White Rose Translation Project. Applicants were asked to submit a short statement outlining why they would like to be involved, and to translate an extract from the third White Rose leaflet:  ‘Viele,…

Exhibition and Launch

What motivated the members of the White Rose to resist? What influenced them to reject Nazism? Hans and Sophie Scholl had been enthusiastic members of the Hitler Youth in the 1930s. What made these young people’s attitudes shift? One answer may lie in the fact that the members of the White Rose were voracious readers….

Call for Translators

In February 1943, three students at the University of Munich were executed. They were members of a clandestine group called the White Rose: students Hans and Sophie Scholl, Alexander Schmorell, Willi Graf, Christoph Probst, and a professor, Kurt Huber. Hans Scholl, Sophie Scholl, and Christoph Probst were sentenced to death on 22 February 1943 and…